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October 1, 2014
Energy Department Announces $25 Million to Lower Cost of Concentrating Solar Power

Building on the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department today announced $25 million in funding to advance concentrating solar power (CSP) system technologies.

October 1, 2014
Schneider Electric's Lexington, Kentucky facility. <em>Photo courtesy of Schneider Electric.</em>
Schneider Electric Goes Platinum—and Silver—in Superior Energy Performance

​AMO is proud to announce that Schneider Electric now has five manufacturing facilities certified in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Superior Energy Performance™ (SEP) program and ISO 50001. Two Platinum level facilities—Smyrna, Tennessee, and Seneca, South Carolina—improved their energy performance by more than 15%. Three Silver level plants—Lincoln, Nebraska; Lexington, Kentucky; and Cedar Rapids, Iowa—improved energy performance by more than 5%.

October 1, 2014
Secretary Moniz Hosts Energy Security Symposium, Honors Dr. Daniel Yergin with First James R. Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security

To commemorate the 37th anniversary of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) opening in 1977 and to kick off National Energy Action Month, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today hosted the first Schlesinger Medal Ceremony and Symposium on Energy Security.

September 30, 2014
DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Cincinnati - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to Trinity Engineering Associates of Cincinnati, OH.

September 30, 2014
DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Cincinnati - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to Project Services Group, LLC of Suwanee, GA.

September 30, 2014
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Recovery Plan outlines the necessary steps to resume operations at the transuranic waste disposal site outside of Carlsbad, N.M.
Department of Energy Releases WIPP Recovery Plan

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) released the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Recovery Plan, outlining the necessary steps to resume operations at the transuranic waste disposal site outside of Carlsbad, N.M. WIPP operations were suspended following an underground truck fire and a radiological release earlier this year.

September 30, 2014
DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Cincinnati - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of a Firm-Fixed-Price task order off the Mixed Low-Level Waste (MLLW) Treatment Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract with Perma-Fix Environmental Services, LLC of Oakridge, TN.

September 30, 2014
Fall 2015 Honors Attorney Program

The DOE Office of the General Counsel is accepting applications for the Fall 2015 cohort of the Honors Attorney Program through October 10, 2014.  Applications must be submitted through USAJobs.  The position is listed under control numbers 382026100 (GS-09) and 382024900 (GS-11/12).

September 30, 2014
Energy Department Announces Up to $25 Million to Reduce Costs of Algal Biofuels

In support of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced up to $25 million in funding to reduce the cost of algal biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. This funding supports the development of a bioeconomy that can help create green jobs, spur innovation, improve the environment, and achieve national energy security.

September 30, 2014
Private Companies, Federal Agencies and National Labs Join Better Buildings Challenge to Drive Greater Efficiency in U.S. Data Centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As a part of the Administration’s effort to support greater energy efficiency through the Better Buildings Challenge, the Energy Department today announced the first data center owners and operators who have committed to reduce their energy use by at least 20 percent over the next decade.

September 30, 2014
Department of Energy Issues Draft Loan Guarantee Solicitation for Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects

The Department of Energy has issued a draft solicitation that would provide up to $12.6 billion in loan guarantees for Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects, supporting the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy and bringing the nation closer to its low-carbon future.

September 29, 2014
Media Promotes SEP Certification and DOE eGuide to Help Facilities Reduce Energy Use and Costs

Chemical Engineering Progress, a print publication of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, described the benefits of managing energy with ISO 50001 and Superior Energy Performance (SEP) in its September 2014 edition. In particular, the article highlights the DOE eGuide—a free online toolkit that provides step-by-step guidance for implementing ISO 50001—as a key resource to help facilities achieve ISO 50001 and SEP certification.

September 29, 2014
SNL Issues a Request for Quotation for a Hydrogen Station Test Device

Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has issued a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for hydrogen station equipment performance testing device fabrication.

September 29, 2014
GTO Director Doug Hollett Delivers Keynote at the Nation's Largest Industry Gathering, September 29, 2014

The Energy Department's Geothermal Technologies Office participated in the industry's largest geothermal gathering in Portland, Oregon, with a keynote address by Director Doug Hollett.

September 25, 2014
Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy
Energy Department Joins Navy and Agriculture Departments to Invest in Drop-In Biofuel for Military

Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman joined Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Secretary Ray Mabus of the U.S. Department of Navy, on September 19, 2014, to announce awards for three commercial-scale biorefinery projects that will help meet the transportation needs of the U.S. military and private sector.

September 25, 2014
DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Cincinnati - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to Ardent Technologies, Inc., of Dayton, Ohio.

September 25, 2014
DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Cincinnati - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to Ardent Technologies, Inc., of Dayton, Ohio.

September 25, 2014
Transmission Reliability "Load as a Resource" Peer Review Materials Now Available

OE’s Transmission Reliability program is conducting R&D projects on “Load as a Resource” (LaaR) that explore how various types of customer loads could be turned on and off for short periods of time to provide services normally performed by generators. A program peer review was held on September 16, 2014. Materials including the agenda and presentations are now available.

September 24, 2014
WEC up! Energy Department Announces Wave Energy Conversion Prize Administrator

The Water Power Program today awarded $6.5 million to a Prize Administration Team for the development and execution of the Energy Department’s Wave Energy Conversion (WEC) Prize Competition.

September 24, 2014
DOE Announces Webinars on Alternative Fuel Online Tools and Resources, Plug-In Electric Vehicle Standards and Market Development, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

September 23, 2014
Energy Department Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

The Energy Department presented Housing Innovation Awards to 28 industry leaders today during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The industry leaders are commercializing and deploying cutting-edge technologies and helping to significantly reduce the energy costs of the nation’s homes.

September 22, 2014
Sept. 24 Webinar to Introduce Two Options for Financing Tribal Energy Projects

Attend the Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 24, and learn about two innovative financing mechanisms that can help move tribal energy projects forward.

September 22, 2014
Honeywell Demonstrates Automated Demand Response Benefits for Utility, Commercial, and Industrial Customers

Honeywell’s Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) project demonstrates utility-scale performance of a hardware/software platform for automated demand response (ADR) for utility, commercial, and industrial customers. The case study is now available for downloading.

September 22, 2014
Idaho Power Develops Renewable Integration Tool for More Cost Effective Use of Wind Power

Idaho Power Company (IPC) has developed a Renewables Integration Tool (RIT) that enables grid operators to use wind energy more cost-effectively to serve electricity customers in Idaho and Oregon. The case study on this project is now available.

September 22, 2014
Energy Department Announces $5 Million to Develop Clean Energy Projects at Federal Facilities

The Energy Department today announced $5 million in funding for nine projects that will advance the development of combined heat and power (CHP) and renewable energy technologies at facilities across the federal government and help meet energy efficiency, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas reduction goals.



 
 
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